The Tour de France has come to England – hurrah! Last night we had some English cheese and French wine to celebrate.
We had a Sainsbury’s Classic Selection Sauternes 2002. It was a beautiful honey colour and smelled of orange and lime marmalade. It was deliciously sweet with a crisp acidity keeping it balanced.
It tasted of more marmalede with honey and nectarines. Not much in the way of cabbage, but yummy nonetheless and for under £9 a half bottle it was reasonably priced. The Blue Vinney was lovely, but pastuerised and lead-free – damned progress!
I’m off down to Kent now to act as a marshal for the first stage of the Tour de France. I’m so excited there’s a more than theoretical chance that I’ll throw up on the peloton!